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  1. Surprising end-of-season predictions

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to Friday the 13th, the only one of this entire calendar year, and one can be sure if there's an impactful baseball injury on this day many a fantasy owner will blame it on bad luck because of the number 13. Without getting into how ridiculou...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  3. Should you wait on Mark Trumbo?

    Eric Karabell

    The struggling Arizona Diamondbacks made a stunning ninth-inning rally to win at Wrigley Field Wednesday, but the day was marred by the news slugging outfielder Mark Trumbo will miss an extended period of time with a stress fracture in his left foot....

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Jose Reyes already on disabled list

    Eric Karabell

    Say this for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes: He certainly didn't waste any time getting injured this season. The speedy but brittle fourth-round selection in ESPN live drafts left Monday's game with what was called hamstring tightness after o...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Fantasy impact of Chapman's injury

    Eric Karabell

    Entering Thursday, there was only one relief pitcher being selected ahead of Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman in ESPN standard drafts. Unfortunately, this will change now that Chapman is likely out until mid-May at least after a scary incident W...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. Bits: Ellsbury sidelined with foot injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners certainly can't complain about Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's production this season. Ellsbury leads the big leagues in stolen bases with 52, and he's sprinkled in a .299 batting average, eight home runs and 89 runs scored...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  7. Bits: D-backs' Davidson worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross likely suffered a season-ending injury Sunday when he dislocated his right hip running to first base. Ross was actually one of the most added hitters in ESPN standard leagues, but it's quite possible that Ros...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. Rockies lose Tulo, Beachy set to return

    Eric Karabell

    The seemingly brittle NL West teams just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to key injuries. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't had their optimal lineup all year, and two outfielders are still out. The San Diego Padres got center fielder Cameron ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. Bits: Giants' injuries, new Dodgers closer

    Eric Karabell

    Tuesday was not a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Before having to face hard-throwing Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole in his debut, the Giants placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list because of a strained left foo...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  10. Bits: Cameron Maybin returns with flourish

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome back, Cameron Maybin! Perhaps many of you weren't aware that the San Diego Padres outfielder hadn't played since mid-April with a wrist injury because he had been hitting only .091 after 10 games, but it's true. He returned to the Padres line...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  11. Realistic expectations for Matt Kemp

    Eric Karabell

    Rumors that Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly could be out of work soon make little sense, since he's not the one who built his flawed yet expensive team, rife with injuries, poor play and a lack of depth. On Monday night in Milwaukee, the Do...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Bits: Who replaces David Price?

    Eric Karabell

    Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price left his Wednesday outing prematurely with a triceps injury. Of course it stinks, and of course we're all concerned about how much time he's going to miss, but then again, now a little adventure can commence, to...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  13. Roy Halladay of Philadelphia Phillies admits to shoulder issues, ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses Roy Halladay's value now that he's admitted to shoulder woes, and ranks the top players currently on the disabled list.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  14. Aaron Hill of Arizona Diamondbacks joins Jose Reyes as top middle...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the Aaron Hill injury, the difficulty replacing him in fantasy, and what this could mean for Martin Prado's eligibility.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  15. Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz has been lights-out; Tony Cingrani...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy highlights from the weekend games, which included another Clay Buchholz pitching gem and another key pitcher injury (Johnny Cueto).

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  16. How to replace Jose Reyes

    Eric Karabell

    Those who have selected Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes in the past did so knowing that while injury is a risk with all players, with him it's just a bit more of a consideration. Reyes, still one of the league's preeminent base steal...

    Blog | April 13, 2013